After just 3 competitions, Sally received her Pro Card in Figure through the IDFA. She will be continuing her figure career with the new NPAA Organization (Natural Physique and Athletic Organization)
Please read more about Sally.
Can you share with our readers your background and interests?
I am an executive assistant at an oil and gas company in Calgary, AB. When I’m not at work, you can find me at the gym, snowboarding, downhill mountain biking or keeping up with at very rambunctious pug. I enjoy being active and living a healthy lifestyle.
Who has inspired you the most to succeed as a Figure Competitor?
I was looking for a new challenge but didn’t know what I wanted to do. While at a mountain bike camp I discovered that my coach had entered a fitness competition a few months before the camp. She told me all about the experience and encouraged me to give it a try. After some research, I found a trainer, Dr. Wendy Ashby. Wendy guided me through the process, making it a really fun experience. After my first competition I was hooked. Wendy has been a great inspiration and has always believed in me, even when at times, I doubted myself.
What competitions have you made appearances in and what were your placements?
2010 – May, IDFA, Calgary – Novice Figure 2nd place
2011 – May, IDFA, Calgary – Open Figure 3rd place
2011 – October, IDFA, Calgary – Open Figure 1st place Overall (received Pro Card)
When is your next upcoming show and what will be your competing class?
I will compete in two competitions this year:
May 12, INBF. Category – Ms Fit
Sept 30, NPAA. Category – Figure
What is your current nutritional plan in preparation for a competition, and what supplements do you take when in contest prep?
I’m sure my nutrition plan is similar to other competitors. I eat several small meals spread throughout the day. I supplement with BCAA and multi vitamins. I try to keep it simple.
What’s your weekly Training Split like?
I lift weights approx 5 days per week.
What’s your Cardio Schedule like during competition prep?
I generally do cardio (30-45 min) in the morning. This is when I practice my posing as well.
What techniques do you employ to best prepare you for a competition?
Stage presence is really important. I have two left feet so I really need to practice until I’m comfortable with everything. Its one less thing to worry about when you’re on stage and you can just have fun and enjoy the moment. As for carb cutting and drying out … I leave that up to my trainer to tell me what’s best. I think that the last week should be really personalized to each individual.
Where can fans find out more about you?